"Check your sac. It should only take you 2 minutes to get changed in the locker room, not 10. That's the [beauty] of being a man." How long does it take you to change?

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    Mar 22, 2010 4:48 AM GMT
    That is what some father said to his son (...looked like early teens) in the locker room at the fitness club I am using here in Tucson.

    As the father said that, he picked up his gym bag off the bench that he and his son were sharing, and bolted from the locker room. The son called to the dad, "You forgot your socks." The socks had been under the bag. The dad had to come back into the LR and grab his socks and bolt out again, leaving his son behind. I couldnt help but be amused by the incident of puffed up masculinity. As the son left, I gave him the thumbs-up and we both chuckled.

    I hope the incident sticks in the kid's head so he questions stupid "rules" of masculinity.

    Personally, I didnt know there was a time limit on changing in the LR to demonstrate your manliness. I have never felt any pressure other than my own schedule to change at any certain rate. My dad never said anything remotely like "Check your sac" to me. ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    How long does it take you to change in the locker room?
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    Mar 22, 2010 7:26 AM GMT
    "It should only take you 2 minutes to get changed, not 10!
    Where's your sense of urgency?!?!"


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    It's not about about manliness. It's about time management. icon_wink.gif
    Anyways, I live close to my gym. I change/shower at home.
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    Mar 22, 2010 2:13 PM GMT
    Were you demonstrating your manliness the whole time? Maybe that's why dad was in such a hurry to git the hell out and son wanted to linger HA
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    Mar 22, 2010 2:18 PM GMT
    I don't time myself. I usually change, jot down my workout for the day in my journal, make sure I don't need to blow my nose, put curlers in my hair, powder my face, make sure my shirt's fitting *just* right, twirl a little, take the curlers out, hit up some hair spray, undress, flirt with guys in the sauna, shower, flirt with guys in the shower, dry off, flirt with guys drying off, get dressed in my street clothes, and then remember that I came to the gym to work out...

    But by then I'm too tired. FML.
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Mar 22, 2010 2:29 PM GMT
    I'm about to have a shower and shave. It will take me the guts of two hours. How manly is that?
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    Mar 22, 2010 2:37 PM GMT
    My sister can be in and out of the shower in less than 2 minutes.

    As for the LR, doesn't that depend on who else is there at the time...?
  • CAtoFL

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    Mar 22, 2010 2:40 PM GMT
    MikePhilPerez saidI'm about to have a shower and shave. It will take me the guts of two hours. How manly is that?


    Skip shaving your legs this time. That'll cut an hour off.
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    Mar 22, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    lol, and here I thought this was about checking for testicular cancer...


    -Doug